Episode 20: Joseph Schwartz- Biosocial Criminology


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Dr. Joseph A. Schwartz is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

His research interests include life-course/developmental criminology, behavior genetics, and biosocial criminology, with a particular emphasis on the combination of biological and environmental influences on the development of criminal behavior.

He is a founding member and current executive officer of the Biosocial Criminology Association.

His works appear in outlets spanning multiple disciplines including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Developmental Psychology. His research has also been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, US News & World Report, NPR, Scientific American, and The Huffington Post.

*After the recording of this episode Dr. Schwartz’s mentor and dear friend Steve Tibbetts, who he mentions in this episode, passed away. Dr. Steve Tibbetts was a professor at California State University at San Bernadino for 19 years and was recently hired as the chair of Radford University’s Criminal Justice Department. Dr. Tibbetts was an all-around great person and will be sorely missed.*

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